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President and CEO
Ed Prado is the Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Fairbridge Capital Partners Mr. Prado has over 25 years of experience within financial services/brokerage industry. Prior to the formation of Fairbridge Capital he founded and self funded Finacorp Securities in 1994 to offer fixed-income products to small and mid-size institutions. At the time, he became the youngest member/owner broker dealer to be granted licensing in NASD District 2. In 1998, he created an online trading platform for bonds that formed the foundation for Tradebonds.com. He has since been at the forefront of creating technologies for the bond market and has expanded this technology internationally. Prior to founding Finacorp Securities, Mr. Prado worked as a principal at U.S. Central Securities as well as at Commerce Bank, where he built the bank‘s safekeeping system handling over a billion dollars worth of money market securities. Mr. Prado's experience as a bond trader on both the buy and sell side has provided insight and guidance for the formation of Tradebonds and the various internal systems used at Finacorp. He has been a noted speaker at several international and domestic industry conferences on the topic of electronic trading systems and fixed income trading.
Mr. Prado is a graduate of the University of Southern California where he earned a B.S. in Finance. Additionally, he serves on the board of L.A. Academy for the Arts an Enterprises a California based charter school while also directs its finance committee. He is also involved in leadership roles with the following organizations/charities: Loyola High School (Los Angeles) and The Special Olympics. He holds security licenses Series 7, Series 24, Series 27, Series 63 and Series 79.
Abdón G. Ruiz
Abdón G. Ruiz recently joined Fairbridge Capital Partners as Managing Director after twenty years of private equity and mergers and acquisitions experience in Puerto Rico. As a Director in the Venture Capital Division of the Economic Development Bank for Puerto Rico, and for the last fifteen years as Partner and Managing Director in Puerto Rico Entrepreneurs Fund, L.P., Mr. Ruiz co-managed over $50 million in equity and mezzanine investments in Puerto Rico-based companies. As a Corporate Officer and Member of the Board of Directors, he also oversaw financial, strategic, and business operations of portfolio companies in a diverse group of industries including: life sciences, software development, manufacturing, distribution, and recycling.
An avid supporter of entrepreneurship, Mr. Ruiz has been a board member and advisor to several economic development organizations, including the Puerto Rico TechnoEconomic Corridor, Grupo Guayacan and Foundation for Puerto Rico. Mr. Ruiz holds a Bachelor of Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Master in Business Administration from Boston University. He resides in Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico and holds securities licenses Series 79, 82 and 63.